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Recent activities and findings

How to achieve effective behavioural change in the transport and SME domains - webinar

The next webinar from the ETI covering demand-side management (DSM) will report on relevant behaviour change research and practical recommendations and approaches in the transport and SME domains. It will take place on 13 May 2015 at 15h00 central European time. Register here.  

Smart grid demand-side management and demand forecasting for the residential sector - webinar

Jointly organised by the ETI on smart grids (ISGAN) and the Clean Energy Solutions Center, this webinar-based training on the RealValue project, a smart electric thermal storage project that involves smart grid demand-side management and demand forecasting, will take place on 22 april 2015 at 16:00 CEST. Register here.   

Use of variable renewables as flexible resources to support grid operation - workshop

‌The ETIs on smart grids (ISGAN) and photovoltaics (PVPS) will join forces in a joint, free-of-charge workshop to examine the use of variable renewables as flexible resources to support grid operation and power transmission and distribution interaction (TSO-DSO). The event will take place at the Austrian Institute of Technology in Vienna on 18 May 2015. More...

Developing a framework for the branding of energy efficiency

This recently completed project under the ETI examining demand-side management (DSM) has published two reports looking at Best Practices in Branding of Energy Efficiency, and Case Studies in the Branding of Energy Efficiency.  Both reports can be downloaded from the DSM website.  

Energy expert stories

A compilation of video interviews with energy efficiency experts from the ETI focusing on demand-side management (DSMshowcases the many drivers, contexts, barriers, and models of understanding behaviour change encountered during a two-year research period. More...

Linking human behaviour and energy efficiency

The market 'failure' of energy efficiency is often due to the vagaries of human behaviour and choice. The best ideas, policies and programmes have been shown to fail again and again in achieving their desired outcomes. One project of the ETI focusing on demand-side management (DSM- Closing the Loop - sets out to investigate further in order to provide clear recommendations to policymakers. Download the DSM report here

Accelerating the development and deployment of smarter electric grids

Twelve case studies of the Demand Side Management Case Book of the ETI focusing on smart grids (ISGAN) provide lessons learned and best practices into the complexity of deploying demand-side management initiatives. The case studies also cover programme and policy mechanisms, costs and the associated business cases for investment. Download the ISGAN report here.

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